TEXT 32
tāmaso bhūta-sūkṣmādir
yataḥ khaṁ liṅgam ātmanaḥ
SYNONYMS
tāmasaḥ—from the mode of passion; bhūta-sūkṣma-ādiḥ—subtle sense objects; yataḥ—from which; kham—the sky; liṅgam—symbolic representation; ātmanaḥ—of the Supreme Soul.
TRANSLATION
The sky is a product of sound, and sound is the transformation of egoistic passion. In other words, the sky is the symbolic representation of the Supreme Soul.
PURPORT
In the Vedic hymns it is said, etasmād ātmanaḥ ākāśaḥ sambhūtaḥ. The sky is the symbolic representation of the Supreme Soul. Those who are egoistic in passion and ignorance cannot conceive of the Personality of Godhead. For them the sky is the symbolic representation of the Supreme Soul.

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